Thursday, July 03, 2008

THANK YOU GEORGE WASHINGTON!!!!



Just a brief Fourth of July message, lasting less than a minute. I want to post something later tonight or tomorrow (the fourth) that has nothing to do with this, but I don't want the holiday to go without comment.

21 comments:

Clarity said...

Dear Uncle Eddie,

You thanked everyone but your postman... and God :)

It's nice to see someone happy in a video.

Kali Fontecchio said...

You should put up the same video again tomorrow except with Stars and Stripes Forever in the background, which is our country's greatest hero's theme song, Popeye the Sailor Man. Now a moment of silence for the fallen Bluto!

kellie said...

Thank you Thomas Paine and FDR!

Michael Sporn said...

Maybe you have to be as old as me to believe you meant it (and not feel obligated to write a sardonic comment.) I loved it; you touched me, and gave me pause for thought.

Mahala said...

Happy Independence Day Uncle Eddie :)

trevor said...

Tidings of patriotism and fireworks to you too, Eddie!

Merry July 4th to all and to all a good day!

- trevor.

kathleen duey said...

Me, too: Grateful, grateful for all the visionaries. I'm a novelist. Freedom of speech is part of my daily routine. I have come to believe it is the freedom from which all others grow.

Clarity said...

"The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to."

"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."

Thomas Jefferson

Lester Hunt said...

Wow, now that's my kind of Holiday well-wishing! Go here to see whine about a quite different sort. I'll link to you too. Happy Fourth to all the sons of Gerald!

trevor said...

I've talked with Eddie's postman, and he's okay with being lumped in with God.

"Well, goodbye Mr. Fitzgerald, and remember....keep smiling".

- trevor.

Katman said...

I've always had a soft spot for Americans for their pluck, courage & humour. There is another attributeI really admire about America; their patriotism. This thread epitomises that. I have had the privilege of serving with Americans abroad (no doubt, there will be many more occasions) and the same patriotism and zest for life you have displayed are in abundance with your troops.

Happy Independence Day to you all.
God Bless.

Jennifer said...

Oh I just loved that vlog post, Uncle Eddie! It really made me smile! Funny and sincere at the same time.

-- J

brooxi said...

Happy 4th of July!!! And congratulations on being noted as a blogger of note this week! :o)

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Brooxi: Me? A "Blogger of Note!!??" Holy cow, if I'd known I would have combed my hair! A commenter from India mentioned me being a featured blogger but I thought he was just being kind. Son of a Gun! Well, thanks for telling me!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Brooxi: Me? A "Blogger of Note!!??" Holy cow, if I'd known I would have combed my hair! A commenter from India mentioned me being a featured blogger but I thought he was just being kind. Son of a Gun! Well, thanks for telling me!

Jennifer, Katman, Trevor, Lester, Kali, Clarity, Michael, Kathleen, Mahala, kellie, Lester: Thanks!

lastangelman said...

Not too many people could get away with saying something like this and seem genuine like you Eddie. I hope this video goes viral and soars to top of YouTube.

Katie:You and Eddie ought to get together and do a Olive Oyl and Bluto storyboard or video for fun, the original Seegar Olive Oyl was a tough broad and proto-feminist who could handle herself pretty well. (If you do a video, who could do Popeye? Katie????!!!!)

Gary Dichtenberg said...

Eddie,

Gratitude is one of our best character traits.

Thanks,

Gary

Dave_the_Turnip said...

That was beautiful Eddie. You tapped into what makes the USA great. More people need to remember that.

Happy 4th all you crazy yankees. I celebrated it a day early down here in Australia but it still means something to me. :)

Bloggin' Fool said...

Love and peace, and thanks for a lovely message. Thought provoking.

(Also really love the dancing post!)

Robert Lau said...

you are a great guy..Eddie

hope we can be friend.

DREAM said...

It is so great to hear someone else say thank you.